Luxury Vinyl Flooring Guide
Luxury vinyl flooring has quickly become one of the most popular flooring options in residential and commercial settings. Why? Luxury vinyl flooring combines the natural looks of wood and stone with premium performance. So, no matter your design preferences or durability requirements, there's a perfect luxury vinyl floor for you.
Luxury vinyl, which is often referred to simply as LVT flooring, is super-stylish and ultra-durable because of its special construction. Unlike hardwood and stone, luxury vinyl features a synthetic construction, which means that it is almost entirely made from durable materials. With this construction, luxury vinyl will resist surface scratches and scuffs, and it also can handle spills and stains. At the same time, luxury vinyl planks and tiles are reinforced with additional support layers, so they will rarely, if ever, crack, chip, or break.
How does luxury vinyl flooring handle moisture? All luxury vinyl floors are considered water resistant, so they can handle low to moderate moisture levels. There are luxury vinyl flooring options, however, that are considered waterproof. These waterproof luxury vinyl floors, including our exclusive Invincible H2O, have rigid waterproof cores that provide exceptional dimensional stability to the planks and tiles.
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Where Can Luxury Vinyl Be Installed?
Although hardwood and stone offer natural style and luxury, they aren’t suitable for every residential setting. Hardwood, for example, isn’t the best option for areas with moisture or heavy foot traffic. Luxury vinyl, however, is suitable for pretty much any area in the home. It can withstand the foot traffic you typically see in living rooms, it is comfortable enough for bedrooms, and it can handle the moisture you’d expect in kitchens. In high-traffic or high-moisture areas like bathrooms, however, we do recommend choosing a waterproof luxury vinyl floor. Learn more about luxury vinyl flooring installation.
There are also commercial luxury vinyl floors that can handle heavy foot traffic. These floors, which are exceptionally strong and usually extra thick, are even suitable for rolling traffic.
Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring
There are a few different types of luxury vinyl flooring options, including vinyl tile flooring, vinyl plank flooring, and sheet vinyl flooring. Sheet vinyl is a more time-tested and traditional option, but vinyl tile and vinyl plank are becoming more and more popular.
Vinyl tile flooring is a durable alternative to ceramic and porcelain tile.
Vinyl plank flooring is a durable alternative to hardwood and laminate.
Sheet vinyl flooring limits the seams on the surface of the floor.
Our Luxury Vinyl Flooring Selection
Post Road Carpet One Floor & Home is your local leader when it comes to luxury vinyl flooring. Be sure to visit our Acton showroom to learn everything there is to know about luxury vinyl.
Our featured luxury vinyl flooring brands are Invincible H2O, Earthscapes, and VeroStone, all of which are Carpet One exclusives.
Learn More About Luxury Vinyl
Because of advancements in digital printing technologies, luxury vinyl flooring looks exactly like real wood and stone. Some options even have authentic surface textures. For wood looks, there's vinyl plank flooring, and for stone looks, there's vinyl tile flooring. Sheet vinyl flooring is available in wood and stone designs.What Are the Different Vinyl Looks?
Unlock hardwood and stone, luxury vinyl flooring can pretty much be installed anywhere in the home. It can handle the moisture you'd expect in kitchens and bathrooms, and it can also stand up to the scratches and scuffs you normally see in living rooms. For high traffic and high moisture areas, be sure to consider waterproof luxury vinyl flooring.What is The Best Vinyl For My Room?
Since luxury vinyl flooring is so durable, it is easy to clean and maintain. Spills, for example, can be wiped from the surface of the floor without any long-term issues, and dust and dirt can be swept away whenever necessary. Also, luxury vinyl floors do not need to be finished or treated.How Do I Care for Vinyl?